If you want to model or are curious I think the first step is really understanding the type of modeling out there for you. I think it can sometimes mean forgetting the fashion world all together and to start first focusing on the brands, products and magazines that accept models and need models of all heights.
Glamour Magazine, Allure Magazine, and Fitness Magazines all especially need models
What about skin? Don't forget that modeling isn't just about showing your skin but also USING IT to get work. Petite models can become the face or the body of an ad campaign just by taking care of your skin.
Shoes, jeans, skincare, hair, beauty products even tampons need models.
So the next time you think of the word model...it could be you.